Samuel Patrick Rich

March 17, 1972 – Sept. 8, 2020

Samuel Patrick “Pat” Rich was born in Powell on March 17, 1972, to S.T. and June Rich and died Sept. 8, 2020. 

Patrick had a large and mischievous personality that drew people in with his smiles and his hugs. Once you met Pat, he considered you a relative, and he often decided you looked like a famous movie star. Pat loved the rodeo and especially the clown Tony Martoglio. Patrick was a huge tease and loved to tickle, throw socks at you or try to wrestle you down. He also loved movies, music and bowling.

Patrick was in the original class of Northwest Childhood Development Center beginning at 18 months. He attended Cody public schools from first through sixth grades, then transferred to the Big Horn Children’s Center until age 21, at which time he considered himself “retired.”

Pat lived at home with his parents through age 28, at which time he transitioned to the home of his sister and her husband, Cindy and Gil Cordova, through age 47. At that time, he transferred to a Northern facility.

Pat was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, June Rich; brother Rex (Patty) Rich; sisters Marcie (Al) Schultz, Jenna Johnson and Cindy (Gil) Cordova; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service (due to COVID-19) will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Cody Streams of Life Church. It will be recorded and available on Pat’s memorial page at after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics Wyoming, 239 W. 1st St., Casper, WY 82601; Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047; The Children’s Resource Center, 558 E. 2nd St., Powell, WY 82435; or the Cody Child Development Center, 1301 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414.